Shutter speed/FPS question

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Shutter speed/FPS question

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For a few years now I have used a Cannon Vixia G40 to film trains over the years and over those said few years every time I pause the video the locomotive or rolling stock lettering/logo is a blur even when moving at slower speeds. I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix this So when I pause it I at least get a clearer picture. I have no clue if it is due to the shutter speed or the fact I have the camera at 30 FPS any help would be appreciated and any suggestions of FPS/shutter Speeds would be helpful as well. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Shutter speed/FPS question

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This could be due to compression or interlacing. Generally, you're not going to be looking at a video frame by frame and each frame is going to be compressed moreso than you would see in a still camera which could cause it to look blurry.
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Re: Shutter speed/FPS question

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60 frames will help. But then you'll have to look at your shutter speed. Higher shutter speeds will be less blurry, since each frame will be composed of a shorter window of time, thus it will have less motion blur.

My camcorder automatically adjusts ISO and Shutter based on my "exposure" setting. I always shoot in 60 frames but when it's darker you can definitely tell when you stop the video that the shutter speed was slowed down quite a bit.
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In general, the shutter speed should be no more than twice the FPS.

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